We all know that the internet is not a safe place.
Just by visiting a website or downloading a few files from untrustworthy sources, you can expose your PC to malwares, Trojans, botnets, ransomware and all other malicious programs.
These types of invasive programs can erase important information stored in your PC, compromise your security, and even completely damage your PC’s system.
Having a quality and effective 3rd party Antivirus software that can remove and detect viruses will be valuable because it will prevent bad programs from harming your system.
This antivirus tool gives excellent protection against malware and viruses. It has just about everything you’d ever need from a 3rd party antivirus software. It has a lightweight impact on your system in addition to providing you with a great level of security.
While other antivirus brands charge for a secure web browser or password manager, Avast Free Antivirus offers these for free.
This software runs on Windows XP through Windows 10 so you don’t have to worry about its compatibility. It also provides a local-network scanner for that extra level of protection just in case.
This antivirus program is also one of the best programs out there because of its premium level features such as automatic background updates, built in file shredder, customizable interface, and full antispyware and antivirus engines.
AVG AntiVirus Free also supports Windows XP through Windows 10 so compatibility will not be an issue.
This program also is able to keep potential phishing websites at bay because it can scan their history and reputation in your emails and attachment. It is also the software used by Walter from AuthorityAdviser, a product review blog.
This program has been updated this year to carry less adjustments and customization. It also has excellent features such as low system performance impact and malware detection.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is highly effective in protecting your PC’s defenses but can only support Windows 7 systems through Windows 10.
This program has an unmatched first-rate protective features against online threats. In recent evaluations conducted this year by AV-TEST, Bitdefender performed impeccably.
This program performs as one of the best when it comes to resource consumption.
This program’s interface is impressive because it is uncluttered, functional, and compact.
This program packs ZoneAlarm’s strong firewall engine and Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus tool in one package. In this software, you have all the scanning option modes you need, a number of settings to try out, and a nifty scheduler.
The main feature here is ZoneAlarm’s solid firewall that can block incoming threats. This program offers manual controls for your convenience and ensures that only permitted applications will get online.
Check Point ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+ 2017 supports Windows XP through Windows 10 so it’s on par with its counterpart’s compatibility settings.
This antivirus software supports Windows and Mac for free. Its virus protection offers on-demand and real-time scanning, its app detection works in the background as it looks out for unwanted software and malwares, and there’s a web filter that can prevent you from reaching potentially dangerous websites which can also be customizable for precautionary measures.
This program was made by a very reputable company that focuses on enterprise space. It provides all the necessary features that all antivirus programs should have.
Unlike others, Sophos Home actually has the ability to add exceptions for application scanners, website, and even virus. But it has to be completed online.
This program is different from the others because it needs you to create an account in Sophos Cloud. This is your control center online that will enable you to manage antivirus software installations from any device on all computers that it is connected to.
It supports Mac OS and Windows Vista through Windows 10.
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